JIFFA Members Handle 2.52 Mln TEUs in H1 of FY2019

Japan International Freight Forwarders Association Inc. (JIFFA)’s Forwarding Committee recently released a report on the volume of multimodal shipments handled by affiliated freight forwarders in t...


Japan-S. Korea Containers Decrease 2% in Sept

Containers traded between South Korea and Japan decreased 2% to 155,425 TEUs in September, posting a year-on-year decline for three consecutive months, according to statistics compiled by the Korea...


Box Volumes from Japan to China Plunge 14.2% to Record Low in Sept

Containerized shipments exported from Japan to China plunged 14.2% to 745,371 tons in September, suffering a year-on-year contraction for the seventh consecutive month and hitting a record low for ...


Asia to Europe Box Traffic Slumps 3.4% in Sept

Outbound containers from Asia to Europe decreased 3.4% to 1,351,627 TEUs in September, registering the first year-on-year shrinkage in seven months, according to a report unveiled by the Japan Mari...


ICC Reports Successful Processing of Digital ATA Carnet

Marking a major milestone in the history of the ATA Carnet, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has confirmed the successful processing of the very first electronic version of the trade fac...


Box Traffic to/from India Grows 2.8% in April-Oct

The combined volume of containerized shipments processed at India’s 12 state-run ports in April-October 2019 was 5.94 million TEUs, up 2.8% from a year earlier, according to the Indian Ports Associ...


Box Throughput at Chinese Ports Grows 4.1% in Oct

Chinese ports handled a total of 21.11 million TEUs of containers in October, up 4.1% year on year, according to the nation’s Ministry of Transport (MOT). Throughput increased at both coastal and i...


EU Gives Nod to Extend Consortia Block Exemption

The EU is proposing to extend the regulation granting the exemption (the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation) by another four years without modification from when it expires in April 2020. EU rule...


Bill Enacted to Promote Japan's Agricultural, Forestry, Fishery Exports

A bill to promote the exports from Japan of agricultural, forestry and fishery products was passed and enacted at a plenary session of the House of Councilors on Nov. 20. It suggested that a dedica...


New ISO 14007 Calculates Value of Environment

The International Standardization Organization (ISO) has published ISO 14007, Environmental management - guidelines for determining environmental costs and benefits. Organizations need to know whic...



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